Interning Along the Pumpkinvine

friends Goshen, Intern, Summer

Hey Pumpkinvine Blog! My name is Isabela Torres, and I am interning with the Friends of the Pumpkinvine this summer. I was raised in Goshen and graduated from GHS in 2015. I’ve been attending Amherst College in Massachusetts where I’ve majored in Environmental Studies. I’m excited to get to learn about the ecology of Northern Indiana and the opportunity to …

Soil erosion on the Pumpkinvine requires immediate repairs

rcarrico Trail Notes

Many creeks and drainage ditches cross the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail are often unnoticed because they flow under the trail through small culverts. Sometimes the culverts are at low points in the trail grade causing rain water to gather at the culvert and flow into the drain ditch at that point. The heavy rains this spring eroded the soil around a …

2018 Annual Friends of the Pumpkinivine dinner

jdyoder Pumpkinvine News

On April 24, we had our 17th annual Friends of the Pumpkinvine dinner at the Crystal Ballroom of the Lerner Theater in downtown Elkhart. It was the first time we had the dinner in Elkhart. Previously, we had rotated the dinners between Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana. Around 280 attended the dinner — about what we’ve had in previous years. I …